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What are some lists of comparing singular to plural forms of words?

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Lists of singular and plural nouns on EduFind.com, OxforddDictionaries.com and TalkEnglish.com display common nouns next to the plural form of each word. These lists are divided into groups of words with the same last letter and therefore similar plural conjugations.

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EduFind.com lists five groups of nouns with their plural forms. Most nouns are made plural by adding an "s" to the end of the word. Nouns ending in a consonant followed by a "y" are usually made plural by replacing the "y" with "ies." For example, "penny" becomes "pennies" and "baby" becomes "babies." EduFind.com also offers a list of nouns that are the same in singular and plural forms. These nouns include sheep, fish and deer.

TalkEnglish.com offers a wider selection of noun groups. Words that end in "ch," "x," or "s" are pluralized by added "es." For example, "box" becomes "boxes" and "watch" becomes "watches." Nouns that end in "f" or "fe" are pluralized by replacing the "f" with a "v" and adding "es." For example, "wolf" becomes "wolves" and "life" becomes "lives."

Oxford Dictionaries notes that words ending in "o" are pluralized by adding either "s" or "es." For example, "banjo" becomes "banjos" or "banjoes." This website also offers a list of plural Latin and Greek words.

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